Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

Nano Committee
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.

Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
Wienerberger's Warnham brickworks currently produces 65 million units per year

Clay bricks receive environmental accreditation

Clay Technology magazine
Clay building products made at Warnham brickworks in Horsham, UK, are the first to be accredited with the Building Research Establishment’s environmental and sustainability standard BES 6001, claims owners of the site Wienerberger.
Applying the low-energy hydraulic lime mortar

Low-energy drying technique for lime mortar

Clay Technology magazine
A low-energy drying technique for aggregates in hydraulic lime mortar has been developed by a UK consortium. The research aims to make lime mortars commercially viable for new build projects, making bricks easier to recycle with 40% less embodied CO2 than cement mortars.
Microcracks that have self-healed

Self-healing concrete

Clay Technology magazine
Researchers in the USA are engineering a concrete to repeatedly self-heal when it cracks.